Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 23, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

-- — Visitation at funeral homes is a great way to show support for a grieving family. Please break from the tradition of having visitors stand in line for hours to greet the family. Simply have family members disperse throughout the crowd and speak to the individuals that came to see them.

Kudos to Ray at Waller Heat/Air! Numerous people have tried to fix my air with no luck. They’d tinker a little and it would work a short time then off again. Then I couldn’t get them back. It took him a 2nd trip to find the problem and fix it, but he did and it’s working beautifully now.

A Huge “Thank You” to Dr. Amanda Hall at Baytree Animal Hospital and the staff. Our dog, Daisy, had minor (major to us) surgery and they were so kind and compassionate; she did really great. They called us and gave us progress reports ; they went that extra mile to help us!!

Maybe it’s me but I don’t understand why talking on my cell phone in a parking lot or store is “ridiculous and dangerous.” Sure, if you’re walking and not paying attention. But let me ask this. You say that if one is talking on his phone then he can’t go a few minutes without a conversation. How do you know that’s not the first call I’ve taken all day? Most of us don’t have landlines anymore so our cell phones ring more than some. If I have a work call come in while I’m in Walmart, I should not answer it because it’s dangerous?

I do my very best to support local business as we have some fantastic local shops and restaurants in town. Please have the courtesy of checking your messages and responding to your customers, or they will be “shopping local” in other towns. If you have a Facebook page, respond to comments and messages. Otherwise, your page is useless and your customers will cease to be your customers.

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

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    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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